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Alfonso Cuarón on Having a Lady Lead in Gravity

If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

When I finished the script, there were voices that were saying, ‘well, we should change it to a male lead.’ Obviously they were not powerful enough voices, because we got away with it. But the sad thing is that there is still that tendency.Alfonso Cuarón, co-writer, co-producer, and director of Gravity.

Another day, another creator of content who gets pushback when they deliberately create a lady lead in a medium or genre where there’s a decided lack. And, as Women and Hollywood points out, this isn’t pushback against some unknown indie film or gamemaker: it’s a multiple-Academy Award nominated writer and director.

(via Women and Hollywood.)

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